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  • Gordon Mellor and fellow Bomber Command veterans with Carol Vorderman
    Tributes paid to Bomber Command veteran Gordon Mellor

    Staff and trustees at the RAF Benevolent Fund were saddened to hear about the passing of Bomber Command veteran Gordon Mellor, who campaigned tirelessly to see a lasting memorial built to the brave men of Bomber Command, determined that their legacy would never be forgotten.

  • Margaret Peckham at Princess Marina House
    "The telephone friendship groups really have changed my life"

    For Margaret Peckham, life changed when her husband, best friend and soulmate, David, passed away in 2014. After 60 years of marriage, Margaret was living alone for the first time in her life, with very little interaction or human contact with others, which we so often take for granted, until it is gone.

  • Standing shoulder to shoulder with the RAF Family 365 days a year
    Air Commodore Paul Hughesdon: Standing shoulder to shoulder with the RAF Family 365 days a year

    It may seem fitting that today, on Blue Monday, known as the most depressing day of the year, we are launching new services to support the emotional wellbeing of the RAF Family.

  • Winston Churchill
    Winston Churchill's support for the RAF Benevolent Fund

    One of the most vocal advocates for the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund, Sir Winston Churchill, is the focus of a new film released today.

  • Lynette Carter
    "The Fund has been a lifeline for me"

    This winter will be a little warmer for 83-year-old Lynette Carter thanks to a grant from the RAF Benevolent Fund.

  • St Bride's Castle
    "Time away when we needed it the most"

    For Jon and his wife Tonia, a holiday seemed out of the question when Jon received the devastating news that he had terminal cancer. But last year, the couple, along with their teenaged son, Keiran, were able to get away as a family.

  • Huguette Roilliard
    Lifetime RAF devotee leaves a legacy of support

    For French woman Mdme Huguette Rouillard there was nothing better than an afternoon spent with her RAF friends. Hers was a passion which had begun as a girl growing up during the Second World War and endured for a lifetime.

  • Couples hands
    "We're looking forward to a true family Christmas"

    As an RAF wife I've had to get used to my husband going away on deployment but this time, his first since our children were born, brought with it a whole new set of challenges I hadn't experienced before and wasn't well prepared for.

  • Cruse Bereavement Care
    If you're missing loved ones this Christmas there is help at hand

    Cruse Bereavement Care is just one of the specialist agencies the RAF Benevolent Fund works with to support RAF personnel past and present.

  • Ian Park and his wife Susan
    RAF veteran can look forward to Christmas in comfort

    Former RAF telecoms operator Ian Park says works to adapt  his home and ensure he can live on one floor have 'changed his life'.

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